Mets Mail It In

metsmailbox2This is the starting lineup tonight:

1. Cory Sullivan CF
2. Luis Castillo 2B
3. Fernando Tatis 3B
4. Daniel Murphy 1B
5. Jeff Francoeur RF
6. Jeremy Reed LF
7. Alex Cora SS
8. Brian Schneider C
9. Livan Hernandez P

Shades of 2004 … only, where is Gerald Williams? At least he had a nickname.

If this lineup isn’t enough to prove the Mets have given up on the season, I don’t know what is. Looking forward to 2010!

BTW, seeing Sullivan and Reed starting simultaneously is not enough proof to my wife that they are two different people. She’s convinced they’re spread far enough apart in the lineup to still be the same person. I’m sure she’ll believe during the bottom of the first, when both take their places in the outfield.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.